GooseGrade Fails But Gets an A for Effort

In: Tech Reviews

31 Oct 2008

I’m a fan of The Next Web blog and when they mentioned a new copyediting service that they were using for their blog, I decided to check it out.

GooseGrade’s premise is brilliant: use web-based services to allow readers to copyedit online content. Unfortunately, the execution leaves a lot to be desired.

For example, in both Internet Explorer (7.x) and Firefox (3.x), the fields that contain the text to be corrected and the corrected text orient themselves vertically, not horizontally, which makes corrections very difficult as the fields are only a few characters wide. Also, having to enter one’s credentials each time one makes a correction is completely aggravating. Finally, it would be nice to be able to view and edit one

2 Responses to GooseGrade Fails But Gets an A for Effort

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John Brooks Pounders

October 31st, 2008 at 11:02

Dani,
This is definitely not how it should work. Looks like we are having a css conflict somewhere. Thanks for the feedback and look for this to be fixed soon.

-JB

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John Brooks Pounders

October 31st, 2008 at 13:10

Alright we’ve fixed the text box issue 🙂 Can we get a new grade?

Thanks,
John Brooks Pounders
gooseGrade.com

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